The Nigerian government has inaugurated a mini milk collection center in Tassa Village in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of Kano state.
Speaking at the event, the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Sabo Nanono, said that the center would alleviate the plight of milk sellers and improve their business.
Nanono said that government would establish additional centers in other states of the federation in order to further improve the economic wellbeing of the people.
He further said that the government would establish fulani settlements in order to settle the herdsmen in one place to eliminate herders/farmers clashes, adding that the it would improve the business and economic life of the herders.
The minister called on Fulanis in the state and other parts of the country to leave in peace with farmers and other people in their host communities.
Meanwhile, the minister, who also visited Gezawa Commodity Exchange Market, identified the provision of Quarantine and Produce Inspectors as one of the major problems facing the export market.
Nanono said that there were only 14,000 agricultural extension service workers that attend to the needs of the huge number of farmers across the country.
He described the number as grossly inadequate to provide the necessary extension services support to no fewer than 70 million farmers in the country.
He also stated that the lack of adequate extension workers was one of the challenges bedeviling the nation’s agricultural sector.
The coordinator of the market, Mr. Bichang Binfa, said that the market had 432 shops and two mega warehouses.
Binfa said that the market would create direct job opportunity for 1,500 people and 20,000 indirect jobs.
He said that they employed at least 50 graduates of Agriculture for extension services.